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A profile of the non-executive directors of Australia's largest companies

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Abstract


  • This paper presents a profile of the non-executive directors

    of Australiaÿs largest public companies. Using descriptive

    data, it assesses the extent to which these companies

    adhere to the requirements set down in the Australian

    Stock Exchangeÿs ÿPrinciples of Good Corporate Governanceÿ.

    In particular, board structure and composition is

    evaluated, and levels of remuneration and independence

    among non-executive directors are assessed. The paper

    concludes with a discussion of perceived versus actual

    independence of non-executive directors and the benefits

    of having non-executive directors present on company

    boards.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Cortese, C. L. (2009). A profile of the non-executive directors of Australia's largest companies. Australian Accounting Review, 19 (1), 33-41.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70350345514

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1554&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/514

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 41

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.wiley.com/bw/aims.asp?ref=1035-6908&site=1

Abstract


  • This paper presents a profile of the non-executive directors

    of Australiaÿs largest public companies. Using descriptive

    data, it assesses the extent to which these companies

    adhere to the requirements set down in the Australian

    Stock Exchangeÿs ÿPrinciples of Good Corporate Governanceÿ.

    In particular, board structure and composition is

    evaluated, and levels of remuneration and independence

    among non-executive directors are assessed. The paper

    concludes with a discussion of perceived versus actual

    independence of non-executive directors and the benefits

    of having non-executive directors present on company

    boards.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Cortese, C. L. (2009). A profile of the non-executive directors of Australia's largest companies. Australian Accounting Review, 19 (1), 33-41.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70350345514

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1554&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/514

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 33

End Page


  • 41

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.wiley.com/bw/aims.asp?ref=1035-6908&site=1